Anonymous Source Tracker

Daily examples of how major news organizations in the United States use anonymous sources


Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) Quote| Reuters.com
... outside investors such as European automakers Volkswagen AG, The Information reported on Monday, citing a person with direct knowledge of the situation.

Reuters    March 14, 2019


Tencent Holdings Ltd
... Bank of America Merill Lynch to help prepare for a Hong Kong listing of its sportswear business this year, said people with direct knowledge of the matter.

CNBC    March 14, 2019


House Democrats struggle in Trump's news cycle - POLITICO
A senior Democratic aide noted that with the House taking up a resolution this week to make the Mueller report public, the discussion of impeachment was ...

Politico    March 13, 2019


California Governor to Put Moratorium on Death Penalty: Source ...
No death row inmates will be released, said the source, who declined to be identified. California's death row is crowded with inmates, many of whom have been ...

New York Times    March 13, 2019


StanChart Suffers Senior Private Banker Exits in Asia as Unit ...
The people with direct knowledge of the matter were not authorized to speak with media and so declined to be identified. (Reporting by Sumeet Chatterjee; ...

New York Times    March 13, 2019


The Latest: Titans agree with Cameron Wake on 3-year deal
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Tuesday night because the signings won't be official until the NFL's new year begins Wednesday. ESPN.com  ...

Associated Press    March 13, 2019


Co-Founder of Cultlike Group Where Women Were Branded Is ...
A government official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to discuss private plea negotiations, confirmed she had agreed to plead guilty but ...

New York Times    March 13, 2019


AP Source: Jets Agree to Sign RB Le'Veon Bell - The New York Times
The New York Jets and former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell have agreed on a deal, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations told The ...

New York Times    March 13, 2019


Uber Hires More IPO Underwriters as It Prepares to Go Public ...
The sources asked not to be identified because the matter is confidential. Representatives for Bank of America, Barclays, Citigroup and JMP Securities declined ...

New York Times    March 13, 2019


Uber Said to Add Several Banks to Lineup of IPO Underwriters ...
... Barclays Plc, Citigroup Inc. and Allen & Co. on preparations for the public listing, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the details aren't public.

Bloomberg    March 13, 2019


Trump campaign preparing early focus on Pennsylvania, Wisconsin ...
The Trump team views those states as competitive places where the president can go on offense, according to the advisers, who asked not to be named so they  ...

Reuters    March 13, 2019


Argentina and Brazil support Venezuelan opposition candidate at ...
... those that have not recognized Guaido, namely Mexico, Uruguay, Nicaragua, Bolivia and China, according to a bank official who asked not to be named.

Reuters    March 13, 2019


Party On: Real Estate Booms in Cradle of China's Communist ...
Jia's husband declined to give his name. Advertisement. While the central government has tamped down property prices in bigger cities across China in an effort ...

New York Times    March 13, 2019


Soul Searching: Australia Loses Faith as Sexual Abuse Cases Mount
"That'll do me - I'm out," said one Ballarat resident, passing the local cathedral, who declined to give his name. NOMINAL TIES CUT. While Christianity is the ...

New York Times    March 13, 2019


U.S. working on steel, aluminum tariff relief for Mexico, Canada ...
... the narrative of why exclusion for Mexico is valid,” added the official, who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter and requested anonymity.

Reuters    March 13, 2019


In Indonesia, Facebook and Twitter are 'buzzer' battlegrounds as ...
All three buzzers interviewed by Reuters declined to be named or provide certain details of their operations because of those risks. Policing by the social media ...

Reuters    March 13, 2019


China's ICBC to issue $8.20 bln of tier-two bonds next week - sources
... plans to issue 55 billion yuan ($8.20 billion) worth of tier-two bonds next week to replenish capital, three sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Reuters    March 13, 2019


Alitalia rescue at risk as suitors set conditions - source
... set strict conditions for investing in Alitalia that could jeopardise a government- led plan to rescue the troubled Italian airline, a source close to the matter said.

CNBC    March 13, 2019


Alitalia rescue at risk as suitors set conditions: source | Reuters
... set strict conditions for investing in Alitalia that could jeopardize a government- led plan to rescue the troubled Italian airline, a source close to the matter said.

Reuters    March 13, 2019


Media | Reuters.com
... battle against U.S. Senator Ted Cruz last year, will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, a source close to the campaign said on Wednesday.

Reuters    March 13, 2019


Meghan Markle may reconcile with estranged father, half-sister after ...
A source close to the Duchess of Sussex revealed that Markle plans to reconcile with her father, Thomas, and half-sister Samantha, after the birth of her and ...

Fox News    March 13, 2019


The Latest: Source: Adrian Peterson to return to Redskins - The ...
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because teams are not permitted to announce any moves until later in the day.

Washington Post    March 13, 2019


AP Source: Seahawks bring back K Jason Myers on 4-year deal
The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been formally announced. Myers was in a competition with ...

USA Today    March 13, 2019


Pats trade for Bennett, lose 2 starters to open free agency - The ...
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced. New England also lost defensive end Trey Flowers to Detroit after ...

Washington Post    March 13, 2019


Exclusive: Exxon eyes Israel gas bid in major Middle East shift ...
An Exxon team also visited a data center set up by the ministry in Jerusalem, the source said. That center holds detailed information about the geology of the ...

Reuters    March 13, 2019


Brookfield Buys Most of Oaktree to Build Juggernaut to Rival ...
Brookfield approached Oaktree about the deal sometime during the fall season, a person familiar with the matter said. Advertisement. The deal is also a bet by ...

New York Times    March 13, 2019


Trump's Cost-Plus-50 Idea on Troops Called `Monumentally Stupid ...
... deployed on their soil plus 50 percent or more for the privilege of hosting them, according to a dozen administration officials and people briefed on the matter.

Bloomberg    March 13, 2019


U.S. airlines stand by 737 MAX as some customers, nations reject it ...
... Secretary Elaine Chao flew aboard a Southwest 737 MAX 8 on Tuesday to Washington from Austin, according to two people briefed on the matter.

Reuters    March 13, 2019


Vermont goat mayor: Lincoln officially sworn in in Fair Haven
“It's been baaaaad so far,” joked one municipal employee, who refused to be identified for fear of retaliation – of butting heads – with the new administration.

USA Today    March 13, 2019


Lincoln the goat is now officially Fair Haven's mayor
“It's been baaaaad so far,” joked one municipal employee, who refused to be identified for fear of retaliation — of butting heads — with the new administration.

USA Today    March 13, 2019


Iditarod, Juggalos, Phil Spector: News from around our 50 states
“It's been baaaaad so far,” joked one municipal employee, who refused to be identified for fear of retaliation, or butting heads with the new administration.

USA Today    March 13, 2019


EssilorLuxottica to hold board meeting to discuss governance-sources
... on March 18 to discuss the recent merger of France's Essilor and Italy's Luxottica and address governance issues, two sources close to Essilor told Reuters.

Reuters    March 13, 2019


Italy to approve new bad loan guarantee scheme by Tuesday: sources
Italy will approve a decree in the next few days to renew a state-backed guarantee scheme designed to help banks offload bad loans, two sources close to the ...

Reuters    March 13, 2019


Ford confirms new salaried worker job cuts
Salaried workers in accounting, administrative support and other areas at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn are reportedly being let go, sources close to the  ...

USA Today    March 13, 2019


Facebook's Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation - The New ...
... and other devices, according to two people who were familiar with the requests and who insisted on anonymity to discuss confidential legal matters.

New York Times    March 13, 2019


Trump Nominee Malpass Said to Be on Track to Lead World Bank ...
... governments were reluctant to nominate other candidates for fear of getting into conflict with the Trump administration, said a person briefed on the matter.

Bloomberg    March 13, 2019


Nationals agree to deal with much-needed left-handed reliever Tony ...
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Washington Nationals agreed to a major league deal with Tony Sipp, according to a person familiar with the situation, adding a ...

Washington Post    March 13, 2019


New York Charges Manafort With 16 Crimes. If He's Convicted ...
Several people with knowledge of the matter said the mortgage fraud charges stemmed from loans Mr. Manafort obtained or tried to obtain from Citizens Bank, ...

New York Times    March 13, 2019


Indonesia Says Cyber Attacks Won't Disrupt Elections - The New ...
A KPU source with knowledge of the matter said the voter database had been subject to "probing" attacks from IP addresses originating in several countries, not  ...

New York Times    March 13, 2019


StanChart suffers Asia private banker exits, boosts Mideast staff ...
... adding 15 private bankers in London in the March quarter for serving clients in the Middle East, two separate people with knowledge of the matter said.

Reuters    March 13, 2019


AP Source: Browns agree with TE Harris on 2-year deal
CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the deal says the Cleveland Browns and free agent tight end Demetrius Harris have agreed to a two-year contract.

USA Today    March 13, 2019


Populists Struggle With Alitalia Rescue as EasyJet Option Cools ...
... liquidating Alitalia may be giving a rescue role to Deutsche Lufthansa AG, according to the people, who declined to be named discussing a confidential matter.

Bloomberg    March 13, 2019


Explainer: Why Germany Wants a Merger to Underpin Deutsche Bank
German officials have held exploratory talks about merging Deutsche and UBS but there was little interest in Switzerland, people familiar with the matter have ...

New York Times    March 13, 2019


Exclusive: Portugal's EDP Could Create Latam JV With China Three ...
... (CTG) allowing CTG to expand its foothold in Brazil and Latin America if the Chinese power giant's bid to take over EDP fails, people familiar with the matter said.

New York Times    March 13, 2019


FAA emergency order grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 jets ...
... to an earlier crash in Indonesia, leading the agency to ground all Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 aircraft in the U.S., three people familiar with the matter said.

Washington Post    March 13, 2019


AP source: Jets agree to sign RB Le'Veon Bell
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets and former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell have agreed on a deal, a person with direct knowledge of the  ...

USA Today    March 13, 2019


Exclusive: Exxon Eyes Israel Gas Bid in Major Middle East Shift ...
Exxon Mobil Corp is considering exploring for oil and gas in Israel, said a person with direct knowledge of the matter, in what would make Exxon the first oil ...

New York Times    March 13, 2019


Jaguars officially agree to terms with QB Nick Foles
A person with direct knowledge of the deal said it's worth $88 million over four years and includes $50.125 million guaranteed. It could increase to $102 million  ...

Associated Press    March 13, 2019


Trump Campaign Preparing Early Focus on Pennsylvania ...
The Trump team views those states as competitive places where the president can go on offence, according to the advisers, who asked not to be named so they  ...

New York Times    March 13, 2019


VW Halts Truck Unit IPO Until Market Conditions Improve - The New ...
... considering modifying its plan, including reducing the stake of Traton that it planned to float to 15 percent from 25 percent, people close to the matter said.

New York Times    March 13, 2019


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